Late Broadcom link detection makes IP config (bootp) fail

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Tue Oct 23 01:46:55 EST 2001

On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Tom Rini wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 03:16:36PM +0200, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > >Okay, changed to BMAC and it works okay - should BMAC detection come
> > >before GMAC?
> >
> > There is no way bmac would replace gmac, those are different drivers
> > for different chips.
> But would bmac ever try and init some gmac hw?  That's sort of what it
> sounded like Michael was saying.  But anyhow, gmac and bmac use the
> module_init bits and thus there's no way to enforce ordering of init.

... except for changing the order in the Makefile.



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